Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Craft Free Week

Good Morning Everyone
This is just a quick post to let all my followers who pop by know
that there will be no cards this week as we have visitors
 Hopefully, I will have some to share with you at or just after the weekend.
Stay safe and warm and I hope you all manage to do  plenty of crafting, I
will be very jealous I know when I visit all your blogs next week.
Janet xxx

Saturday, 15 February 2014


Good Evening Everyone
Hurrah I managed to sneak away into my craft room on the
pretext of cleaning it up for our visitors next week !
This is what I have made today
Hugs Janet xxx
( products and method used are below)

I used one of Mitzi's images from Aurora Wings  called
Peacock Masquerade and coloured the image with a mixture of
Copics and Promarkers.
the fabulous new one is the Cherished Moments Corner, isn't it just gorgeous.
I also used a cut down  the Oriental Fan in the corner and some of the
ornate Leaves.
All card is from
 Papermill Direct  Natural White Pearlised card and Teal smooth card I also
used Super Smooth 300gsm card for the image it is fabulous to colour on.
For the background, I cut an oval the same size as the image from the centre then cut a thick plastic mask on my Cameo using an image of a large
Peacock from  Silhouette  then inked through the tail bit in
Peacock Feathers, Chipped Sapphire and Pine Needles Distress inks.
then run it through my EBosser with
Embossalicious Folder Regency Swirls then inked round the edge with Chipped Sapphire.
I also embossed the Cherished Moments Corner with Cosmic Shimmer
Lapis Sapphire Lustre.
I bet your fed up with reading all this, sorry for such a long post,

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Double Delights Adore

Good Afternoon Everyone
First I would like to thank everyone for their Well wishes after my little mishap
on the very slippery and muddy Castle Hill ,I still have  a few twinges or two, but, nothing more.
I received my new Tattered Lace Dies from the pick of the week over on Create & Craft
so of course that made me feel a lot better!! and of course I had a have a play.
So this is just a very simple small ( I can do small sometimes!) card, using
the Double Delights Adore die and the smallest of the Border Dies, I think I will be using these a lot, and I hope Tattered Lace ( aka Stephanie ) will design some more,  and the flower erne was made by using2 lots of the base half of the Pram Die.
All card used was from Papermill Direct
I hope you like this
Janet xxx


Tuesday, 11 February 2014


Good Afternoon Folks
The SUN is shining but, it is very cold, and it is suppose to snow, no signs yet though.
I was at the hospital yesterday,  with my OH it could have been very bad
( well, when he saw the GP at 10am on Friday, the Hospital phone at 11.30am
with an appointment for the Monday after,) I am likely to panic a bit. However,
everything turned out good, so I celebrated by doing some colouring.
This is one of Mitzi's images from Aurora Wings called
 Dragon Lore.
I was not sure about this as I have never coloured a Dragon before, I knew I wanted
red & black colour combo and not to make a card.
I also used, go on, you can guess! a
Tattered Lace Die just one little leaf die, but, cut lots of times
I  then inked and embossed with clear embossing powder all the leaves, then dabbed them with
 a gold Tim Holz Dabber
Cut 3 frames from Papermill Direct card in red and black. For the top frame I embossed using
the free A4 folder I received with my EBosser then stroked it with Tim Holtz distressed dabber in Brass.
I added some roses ( well I did have to pretty it up a little, I couldn't go completely dark)
and some brass corners, butterfly and skull, with red gems for the eyes.
I would really like to know what you think, and if you have any suggestions re
colouring of the Dragon 
Janet xxx


Sunday, 9 February 2014

Butterlies and Flowers

Good Afternoon Everyone
I hope you are all enjoying your weekend, it has finally stopped raining
here in Kendal, but still windy.
I have just made this card using more
Florentine Over the Edge Set 2
Florentine Bow
Florentine Corner flourish
part of the seat from the His & Hers
Decorative Embellishment set
apart from the Bow, I have embossed the dies
with Cosmic Shimmer Embossing powder.
The image I have used was the very 1st digi image I bought from
Mitzi Sato-Wiuff some years ago. She now sells her images from
I used a mixture of Copics and Promarkers to colour the image.
Janet xxx


Saturday, 8 February 2014

Bone Queen

Hi today and thought I would show you
a card I have made using an image from
Bone Queen and also used the Oriental Poppy
I love Blue Poppies so of course I had to colour these blue.
Quite a dark card which just suited my mood when I made it a couple of
days ago, but, I am feeling a lot better today.

 The image was coloured using Copic Pens

Friday, 7 February 2014


Good Afternoon Folks
As I mentioned on FB earlier,
it is the 5th Anniversary of my Mum passing away, so today
I have made a card in her memory,  so
thought I would try yellow on yellow a beautiful Spring colour and
as this was my Mums favourite time of year.
I have used all
Tattered Lace Dies  which are gorgeous
Papermill Direct Card
and my thank to
Sheenagh Hulin, my wonderful talented friend who
shared how she used  the Tattered Lace Rose and I have copied it.
Sorry this is a very short post will be back tomorrow, hopefully, feeling a lot better.
Janet xxx

Tuesday, 4 February 2014


Good Afternoon Everyone
I have made something a little different for me today
A Heart Shadow Box the, cut file for the Cameo  was designed by
Sandra Carey and you can find her here
I have made it into a Valentines Card for a competition over at
All the card used including the fabulous new Garnet Pearlised card is also from 
I also used the following Tattered Lace Dies available from
Florentine Bow
Fancy Edge Set 1 & 2( glittered )
Florentine Heart
Key from the Lock n Key Dies
Ornate Leaves
Chantily Diamond ( cut down and used under the sentiment)
Label shape for the sentiment
1 sentiment from the Tattered Lace Stamp collection
Lace, string pearls and flowers from my stash.
I hope you like this and I would be very much appreciate any
comments left by you.
Janet xxx

Saturday, 1 February 2014


Good Afternoon Everyone
I hope you are enjoying your weekend and have been able to get lots of
creative project completed
I am not going to tell you what the weather is like in Kendal today, as its
just getting too boring to mention, I bet you can guess though.
Those poor people in the south are having an awful time, my heart goes out to them.
Today I have a card for you that surprise surprise I made using
 this time I have used some of the dies
from the Oriental Dies
image called SPIDER LILY
I had this idea that I wanted to use just the gorgeous dies, the image
and some background papers  which were from
but nothing else, no glitter, ribbon or gems, and as my regular followers will know,
that is not easy for me.
But, I am really pleased with my work today, makes a change, as I know we are all alike
our own worst critic!!
So here it is would love to know what you think.

All card used was from
Janet xxx